Other than the regular recruitment drives that were staged during World War One, the south coast had two exceptional recruitment drives.
The South Coast Waratahs were a group of volunteers who started their march in Nowra in 1915, recruiting volunteers along the way, till they reached Sydney.
The Freedom March of 1918 was a recruitment drive in Kiama where volunteers used a train to reach Sydney.
The Reenactment of the Waratah March 2015 took place in Gerringong, Kiama and Jamberoo.
A local history article is available to read.
Information available from this website
- Kiama Memorial Arch
- Gerringong Soldiers Hall (Inside)
- Gerringong Soldiers Hall (Outside)
- Jamberoo Honour Roll
- Dead Man's Penny
- Commemorative plaques, scrolls, honour rolls and laid stones
- Post Cards from WW1
- Where Australians Rest
Stories about soldiers from the Kiama District that can be downloaded.